FNB tennis tourney pivotal to development of competitive youth
He said that 16 of the best schools from Oshana, Karas, Erongo and the Khomas region participated and more than 150 boys and girls under 10, 12 and 14 were part of the fun and games.
Heese said that each school team consisted of four boys and four girls competing in the “Play & Stay” tennis format. “This format has softer and bigger tennis balls as well as lower nets. Matches are played on smaller courts which teach players tactics and technique at an early age. Players received individual trophies in their age groups and the best schools were rewarded in the team competition. Player’s received a FNB certificate, a big sun hat and an energy drink,” he added.
Ingrid Goeieman, Manager Sponsorships and Donations at FNB Namibia said that the FNB Primary school League was an excellent platform for young player’s to start competitive tennis. “The best players are selected for the FNB development programme. We loved the talent and enthusiasm on Saturday and encourage more youngsters to take up this great sport.”
During the prize giving ceremony Sam Kaulinge, president of the Namibian Tennis Association (NTA) thanked FNB for the N$ 500,000 sponsorship of the NTA tennis development effort over the last three year period.